Murray Plant acquired by Blue Group
Blue Group enter attachments sector with acquisition of exclusive Rammer hammer dealer for the UK
BLUE Group have announced the purchase of Murray Plant, sales agents for a variety of attachment brands including Rammer. Murray Plant have been supplying equipment to the construction, mining, demolition and quarrying industries for almost 30 years, having been established in 1988 by Bruce Murray (right of photo).
The business has a wealth of product knowledge and has developed strong relationships with its customer base, which will be retained by Blue Group, as both Mr Murray and Fergal O’Neill, who is responsible for sales at Murray Plant, will continue their roles, but under the Blue Group corporate umbrella.
The Rammer range of equipment not only includes the world-renowned hydraulic breaker line, but also a full range of attachments for the construction, demolition, scrap and recycling sectors, including rotating pulverizers, shears, crackers and grabs for machines weighing from three tonnes up to 120 tonnes.
Commenting on the deal, Blue Group’s chief executive officer, Adrian Murphy (left of photo), said: ‘We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Murray Plant, taking us into the attachments sector, which sits well alongside our current product portfolio.
‘Murray Plant also offer sales, hire, service and spare parts on their range of plant equipment, which is similar to Blue Group’s business model for the other brands of machinery we sell. This means the business will integrate nicely, particularly as a lot of our customers are also customers of Murray Plant.’
Bruce Murray added: ‘This agreement with Blue Group will no doubt increase the distribution and sales of these outstanding products over the coming years, as well as providing increased exposure of the brands within the marketplace.
‘We have an exceptionally strong collection of attachments, of which we are the exclusive UK suppliers, and this deal will allow us to demonstrate this equipment to a wider audience. It also means even greater support for our existing customers, as Blue will further increase stock levels of spare parts and will have new equipment at each of their depots located throughout the UK.’